How long have you been at the Log Cabin Democrat? 5 years
What was your first job (of any nature)? My first job was working part time at Impressions Tanning Salon.
Tell us what you enjoy doing in your free time. God has definitely blessed me with a wonderful husband and children, so all my free time goes to them. Both of my older boys play football, baseball & basketball. You can always find me at a sporting event of some kind with a 3 year old and a 4 month old in tow.

ZAZA Fine Salad & Wood Oven Pizza Co. of Conway is our “Best Of” winner for “Best Salad” and runner-up for both “Best Place to Meet the Girls for Lunch” and “I Entertain Business Clients for Lunch at….”
With the first ZAZA’s hailing from the Heights area of Little Rock, the addition of a Conway location was predicated on ties to the community. “One of ZAZA’s three owners, John Beachboard, as well as several members of his family, attended Hendrix College,” explains brand and marketing director Amber Brewer.

It’s time for you to take a break, let Moppin Mommas clean for goodness sake!
Moppin’ Mommas, voted best at cleaning my home/office by Women’s Inc. readers, is a professional residential and commercial cleaning service.
Owned by sisters-in-law Alanda and Rachel Ballard, Moppin’ Mommas employs a staff of 19. Services include top-to-bottom cleanings, regular cleanings, organizing, window cleaning, carpet cleaning and much more. For customers’ convenience, equipment and normal cleaning supplies are provided.

THE SPA’AH of Conway won top spa honors in Women’s, Inc.’s annual readers’ poll. The spa, located at 810 Amity Road, is owned by Michelle Christen, a Conway native of 46 years.
Michelle and her spouse, Todd, have two grown children, Rhiannon and Kendall Beard, and one grandchild. Their family also includes their dog, Kyra and “the king of the Christen jungle,” cat, Mufasa. Michelle’s path to working in massage therapy was indirect, as she previously enjoyed a long, successful career in construction.

Recent studies shed light on the importance of timely treatment of hearing loss.
Most people believe that hearing loss is a condition that only affects their ears. In reality, untreated hearing loss can affect so much more, including brain structure and function.
According to a 2013 John Hopkins University study, hearing loss may increase the
risk of cognitive problems and dementia.
A 2011 dementia study monitored the cognitive
health of 639 people who were mentally sharp when the study began.

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Buying and selling a home does not have to be a fearful process. It all starts by hiring the right REALTOR® for the job.

Fifty-two Faulkner County women from diverse walks of life have joined forces to plan and organize the Conway Regional Women’s Council project, Dazzle Dazesm. In its 15th year, Dazzle Dazesm is scheduled for Nov 17-19 at the Conway Expo Center.

When it comes to decorating for Halloween, Donna Benton is keeping things classy, vintage and fun.
In 2015 Donna’s son, Ben, threw a Halloween party for his friends. The entire family helped decorate, using furniture and décor from their personal collection and from their family-owned business, WaterHouse Market.

With more than four hundred pages of extensively expressive sentence structures, this timeless tale will be a fall favorite. Grab a throw. Find a comfy chair, and become enraptured in the romance and mystery shrouding this piece of British literature. More than a century and a half have passed since author Charlotte Bronte introduced readers to the plain Jane of Jane Eyre, and yet, as her life story unfolds, readers realize there is much to unpack in this passionate pillar of a person.

Mumps. Seriously? Seriously. Arkansas’ biggest cluster of mumps cases in more than five years has been confirmed in the northwest part of the state and unvaccinated students at affected schools are being asked to stay home until the outbreak ends. As I write this article, officials are aware of 89 confirmed cases in the Springdale area. The outbreak currently affects four schools in the Springdale School District.

From the beginning of our day till the end, we are called to worship. The Bible says, “Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.” (Psalm 99:5, New International Version) The holiness of God should permeate the way we live. To be holy means to be set apart and spiritually pure. When we focus on God as we wake up each day and tune our hearts and minds to Him and His ways, we encounter His holiness. This encounter helps us see God in His greatness and goodness. It also helps us see ourselves in our sinfulness and neediness.

When purchasing a new home, always know your options. The process should start by visiting with a lender of your choice and showing up with your pay stubs and W-2’s. It is a necessity to know how much you will need in closing costs and down payment so your Realtor can go to work for you! It is free to have a buyer’s agent so why not utilize this service and have someone working for you!
There are several programs out there that are note worthy. It’s good to do your research because not all lenders offer the same types of loans. Here is a brief overview of some of the loans:

Eight Conway High School seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists today in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Joseph R. Coker, Zelda M. Engeler-Young, Megan R. Haase, Kate M. Lange, Eric D. Pinter, Gary (Nick) Stillwell, Jillian Tang, and Kevin Trickey are 2017 National Merit Semifinalists.
“This is a reflection of our school community, the teachers, counselors, parents, and everyone else involved with these students,” says Conway High School Principal Jason Lawrence.

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is thrilled to be involved in Conway’s ArtsFest this Fall, performing its touring production of Twelfth Night at The Lantern Theatre on September 30th at 7 pm and October 1st and 2nd at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at

Success in the Faulkner County Fair show ring is nothing new to 8-year-old Lainey Homan.
For the past three years, her champion hogs have brought in top honors and secured a spot in the county Junior Livestock Auction.
This year, “Flash,” a more than 500-pound hog, took home the Reserve Grand Champion spot.